Yes, EU students can work in the UK after Brexit, but they may need to apply for a UK work visa depending on the terms of the Brexit agreement.
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After Brexit, EU students still have the opportunity to work in the UK, although the specific requirements may vary depending on the terms of the Brexit agreement. While in the past, EU students enjoyed the freedom to work and study in the UK without restrictions, Brexit has caused some changes to these arrangements.
EU students who wish to work in the UK after Brexit may need to apply for a work visa, depending on the length and nature of their employment. The requirements for obtaining a work visa will differ for different types of employment, such as full-time, part-time, or internships. It is important for EU students to familiarize themselves with the specific immigration rules and policies in place at the time of their intended employment.
As for interesting facts related to this topic:
1. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, in the academic year 2019/2020, there were approximately 140,000 EU students studying in the UK.
2. The Russell Group, a network of prestigious UK universities, has expressed concerns about the potential impact of Brexit on research collaborations and access to highly skilled EU students.
3. The UK government has introduced the Graduate Route, set to take effect from summer 2021, which will allow international students, including EU students, to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after completing their studies.
To shed further light on the topic, here’s a quote from former UK Prime Minister Theresa May: “It remains the case that we want to attract the brightest and best to come and study in the UK, as they do. The UK will still be open to that talent after Brexit.”
Table: Comparison of pre- and post-Brexit rules for EU students working in the UK
|Work Restrictions||No||Possible, depending on visa requirements|
|Visa Requirement||Not required||May be required, depending on employment type and duration|
|Duration of Stay||N/A||Subject to visa terms and conditions|
|Access to Benefits||Similar to UK citizens||Dependent on immigration policies|
|Graduate Route||N/A||Introduced to allow graduates to stay and work for up to two years|
Remember, it is essential for EU students to refer to the most up-to-date information and consult with relevant authorities for the most accurate and current guidance regarding their eligibility to work in the UK after Brexit.
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In this YouTube video, the speaker discusses the visa requirements for EU or EEA workers entering the UK after Brexit. Currently, there are no significant changes compared to pre-Brexit times due to the withdrawal agreement preserving free movement within Europe. However, starting from January 1, 2021, changes may occur depending on the outcome of a deal with the EU. For visits lasting less than six months, no visa will be required for EU or EA nationals engaging in general business activities or intra-corporate activities. The speaker mentions specific activities that fall under general business activities where a visa is not required. For other types of work, such as skilled worker or intra-company transfers, a visa may be necessary, requiring sponsorship by a UK entity. The speaker suggests seeking further advice or information for frontier workers and other visa options.
There are alternative points of view
The EU Settlement Scheme allows citizens of the EU , Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to stay in the UK and continue to work, study and access benefits and services such as NHS healthcare without applying for a visa. The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021.
The short answer is, Yes, EU citizens can work in the UK after Brexit, but they need to apply under the Skilled Worker Visa or EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
The EU Settlement Scheme allows citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to stay in the UK and continue to work, study and access benefits and services such as NHS healthcare without applying for a visa.
In addition, people ask
A student visa issued for full-time degree level studies allows you to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time. This is a maximum of 20 hours in total in any one week, including paid or unpaid work and for one or more organisation.